Halifax Regional Police is asking for the public’s help in locating a man with an outstanding arrest warrant who is also a person of interest in two recent robberies.
On Wednesday, April 16 just after 7:20 p.m. there was a robbery at Sobey’s, 2651 Windsor Street, Halifax. A man approached a cashier and handed her a note indicating he had a weapon and demanding cash. He was given money and left the store. About an hour later, National Parole Services issued a Canada Wide warrant for the arrest of thirty-eight-year-old Richard Lee Hartlin, when he failed to return for his curfew at a Halifax area halfway house.
On Saturday, April 19 a little after 9 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a robbery at Petro Canada, 231 Herring Cove Road, Halifax. A man entered the store and handed the clerk a note demanding cash, displaying what appeared to be a firearm under his jacket in his waistband. The man was given money and fled.
Richard Hartlin has been identified as a person of interest to police in the two robberies and the parole warrant for his arrest remains outstanding. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Members of the public should not approach him. He is white, 6’0, 190 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Richard Hartlin’s whereabouts is asked to contact Halifax Regional Police at 490-5020 or their local police department. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip - Tip 202 + your message to 274637.